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Management strategies for diabetes with right nutrition

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When we eat foods that contain carbohydrates like whole grains, pasta, white bread, fruits, legumes, and vegetables like potatoes they are converted into simple sugar i.e. glucose in the body and released in the...

The psychology of inevitable earthquakes

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The BBC News website is now reporting that the death toll from the Turkey-Syria earthquake, at the time of writing, has passed 33,000, exceeding the more than 17,000 killed when a similar quake hit...

A colorful approach to eating with new Indian guidelines

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The new dietary guidelines released by the National Institute of Nutrition have taken a commendable approach, employing visuals such as a plate featuring various healthy food groups on the first page, and concluding with a detailed...

An interview with Shilpa Ravella

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Dr. Shilpa Ravella is a gastroenterologist and author of A Silent Fire: The Story of Inflammation, Diet and Disease. She treats a range of general gastrointestinal ailments and has unique experience in managing complex rare diseases, including intestinal failure...

Addressing escalating discontent among medical professionals will strengthen the healthcare system in India

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In a march to Rajghat, a few months ago, doctors articulated 13 long-standing demands. While these demands are not novel, the accumulation of system anomalies, mishandling by various stakeholders, and a history of inaction has...

Unpacking 5 truths about equality in sexual and reproductive health and rights today

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Over the past 30 years, global commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights have made remarkable advances: Maternal death rates have dropped by almost a third, the number of women using modern contraception...

How the right foods may lead to a healthier gut

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The gut comprises our gastrointestinal tract and includes the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Primarily, it digests, absorbs, and excretes nutrients and thus it is very important to maintain a healthy gut. There are many...

What the Fifa World Cup can teach us about how to win in life?

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Soccer is the most popular sport on the planet (outside of the United States), and the FIFA World Cup is thus possibly the largest mega-event in sports, possibly even surpassing the Olympics in terms...

How to evaluate the memory of anybody, Including the President

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A media furor has developed over whether the president of the United States has such severe memory problems as to question his capacity to lead the free world. "My memory is fine," he insisted in a surprise...

Beyond the age of hegemony

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In the 16th century, Spain became the first global empire. By the 19th century, Britain became a global hegemon. After World War II, the US took over as the new global hegemon. Now America’s power is fading and some Americans fear that China will be...